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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
September 22, 2014 The G20 finance ministers meeting, explainedSource: ABC.net
The summit of G20 finance ministers wrapped up in Cairns over the weekend, with nations pledging to implement measures that will boost global growth over the next four years. They also claimed progress in closing tax loopholes...
September 22, 2014 US infrastructure crisis drives toll road bankruptcySource: ft.com
One of the highest-profile US private toll road concessions is to seek bankruptcy protection, the latest sign of how a decline in traffic is threatening private investment in the crumbling US road network.
September 20, 2014 In China, big companies are learning the business of human rights
Human Rights Watch - Cao Shunli died in prison after being baselessly detained for her efforts to engage a United Nations human rights mechanism â the human rights communityâs closest analogue to the îWorld...
Research & Insights
September 17, 2014 Climate Report Details Flood Risk to Sites in WashingtonSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital is likely to see record flooding by 2050, putting about $7 billion worth of property, three military bases and parts of the National Mall at risk as a result of climate change that is raising sea...
September 16, 2014 Government given red card for failing to tackle UK's toxic airSource: Politics.co.uk
The government has been handed a 'red card' by MPs over its failure to tackle rising levels of air pollution across the UK. Air pollution contributes to thousands of deaths across the country every year, but government promises...
September 10, 2014 Poll: Voters skeptical of fed's energy agendaSource: The Hill
A poll released Tuesday by the conservative group American Energy Alliance (AEA) found that 65 percent of likely voters want their state, not the federal government, to decide what energy sources power their electricity supply.
Commentary & Opinion
September 19, 2014 Institutional decay leaves world unprepared for EbolaSource: Dallas Morning News
Imagine two cities. In City A, town leaders notice that every few weeks a house catches fire. So they create a fire department — a group of professionals with prepositioned firefighting equipment and special expertise. In City B,...
September 17, 2014 Is America's View of China Fogged by Liberal Ideas'
china.usc.edu - In addition to his responsibilities at NYU, Cohen served for several years as C.V. Starr senior fellow and director of Asia Studies at the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî, where he currently is an...
September 3, 2014 Where Will Europe Find Energy This Winter?Source: Wall Srteet Daily
Ukraine is a major conduit for Russian energy to Europe. It’s a country blessed with rich farmland – a regional breadbasket of sorts. Russian natural gas passes through pipelines in Ukraine to customers all over Europe.
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